No Russian missile carriers, no aerial recon as storm rages in Black Sea, military says
A storm in the Black Sea has prevented Russia from deploying its missile carriers and conduct aerial reconnaissance (Photo:Jarek Radimersky/flickr.com)
A storm in the Black Sea has prevented Russia from deploying its missile carriers, Natalia Humeniuk, head of the Joint Coordination Press Center of the Southern Defense Forces, said on the Ukrainian Espresso TV channel on Feb. 8.
"We have a very powerful storm," she noted.
“This storm affects the military situation. The enemy's naval grouping keeps increasing and decreasing. It is currently in a critically small state as there is only one vessel. All the missile carriers are in their basing points and are taking shelter from the storm.”
According to Humeniuk, it is also stormy in the Sea of Azov, so no ships have deployed there, either.
The storm has also stopped Russian efforts to conduct aerial reconnaissance, she added.
“Therefore, taking advantage of the nature-induced pause, we are practicing combat tasks. Counter-battery counteraction continues.”
Earlier, Humeniuk reported that Russian forces were preparing a subversive reconnaissance group in southern Ukraine, but were prevented by Ukrainian defenders.
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